15 Feb 2018

MultiChoice React to Operations DStv/Gotv Shut Down in 2019

MultiChoice recently announced the shutdown of its PayTv services DSTV and GOtv as a result of their operational license expiring in June, 2019.
The license which was issued back in 2014 won't be renewed because it's not in line with the Digital Switch Over (DSO) White Paper. MultiChoice has reacted to the report and says that it complies with the regulatory requirements and applicable laws on TV broadcasting.

“GOtv is provided under a fully licenced and registered entity in Nigeria, and this license comes up for renewal in March 2019" the statement reads.

"As a law-abiding and committed Nigerian operator which has fulfilled (and continues to comply with) all regulatory requirements and applicable laws, it is not clear how or why this license would not be renewed, and as such the company will investigate further in the best interests of the many customers it serves in the market" it further says.

The statement adds that "MultiChoice remains committed to providing its customers with a wide variety of quality entertainment through the usual best standards."

Recall MultiChoice launched in Nigeria in 1994. In 1995 it launched DSTV (Digital Satellite Television), a direct broadcast satellite service for the Sub-Saharan African market.

In 2011 MultiChoice launched the pocket friendly PayTv version called GOtv digital platform, a pay television offering on digital terrestrial television (DTT) at cheap cost.
MultiChoice recently announced the shutdown of its PayTv services DSTV and GOtv as a result of their operational license expiring in June, 2019.
The license which was issued back in 2014 won't be renewed because it's not in line with the Digital Switch Over (DSO) White Paper. MultiChoice has reacted to the report and says that it complies with the regulatory requirements and applicable laws on TV broadcasting.

“GOtv is provided under a fully licenced and registered entity in Nigeria, and this license comes up for renewal in March 2019" the statement reads.

"As a law-abiding and committed Nigerian operator which has fulfilled (and continues to comply with) all regulatory requirements and applicable laws, it is not clear how or why this license would not be renewed, and as such the company will investigate further in the best interests of the many customers it serves in the market" it further says.

The statement adds that "MultiChoice remains committed to providing its customers with a wide variety of quality entertainment through the usual best standards."

Recall MultiChoice launched in Nigeria in 1994. In 1995 it launched DSTV (Digital Satellite Television), a direct broadcast satellite service for the Sub-Saharan African market.

In 2011 MultiChoice launched the pocket friendly PayTv version called GOtv digital platform, a pay television offering on digital terrestrial television (DTT) at cheap cost.

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